The 5 Most Common Phone Scams And How To Avoid Them

While so many spams and scams these days concentrate on email and other online pursuits, some fraudsters are sticking to what they know best: the telephone. We've bundled up the five worst phone scams that are still doing the rounds, throwing in some solid tips to help you avoid the impact.1.

  • Elder fraud cases on the rise - Yahoo! Finance
    ... look up the phone number online or in the phone ... Worman says some other common scams targeting seniors these days include: Grandparents scam
    05/5/2015 - 3:51 pm | View Link
  • 12 Ways to Keep Your Money Safe Online - Yahoo! Finance
    ... you download a new app to your phone or tablet ... A common scam involves sending emails that ask ... Phishing scams involve victims ...
    05/5/2015 - 10:18 am | View Link
  • Beware every time the Phone rings -
    A common ploy is to threaten that the listener ... These are scams; hang up. ... perfectly legal to ignore a ringing phone. If your phone has ...
    05/5/2015 - 10:13 am | View Link
  • Attorney general warms of small business scams - Crescent-News
    ... to learn about common scams and to talk to their employees about the warning signs." Common ... invoices: Businesses receive a fax, phone call ...
    05/5/2015 - 9:20 am | View Link
  • Police Beat - Northwest News
    ... a “Granny Dominican Republic” phone scam ... The scam appears to be very common in the elderly community. The scams appear to originate ...
    05/4/2015 - 2:32 pm | View Link
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  • SCAMS AND SWINDLES: Is there any way to report these crooks?
    This week I'm going to look at two of the more common phone scams — the "IRS" and "Treasury" schemes — and see if there is really any way to report them at the federal level. People typically contact me after they have received a call from a swindler ...
    05/26/2015 - 7:32 pm | View Link
  • IRS phone scam a story that sadly bears retelling
    The IRS phone scam continues to be the most common telephone privacy complaint being reported in Indiana, according to the Attorney General's Office. It is one of the most widespread phone call scams the office has seen in recent years, Indiana Attorney ...
    05/26/2015 - 4:52 pm | View Link
  • ATO warns tax professionals of scams
    “We continue to see instances of scam emails, SMS or phone calls where ... “These scams can be very convincing. To protect personal information, it is important you and your clients know some of the common characteristics of a scam.”
    05/26/2015 - 1:54 pm | View Link
  • How to Avoid the 3 Most Common Social Media Scams
    But according to the FBI, thieves are heavily leaning on three types of social networking scams. By learning about these common schemes ... including full names, addresses, phone numbers, details about private communications, pictures and more.
    05/26/2015 - 4:10 am | View Link
  • Beware of scams when booking vacation rentals
    Some common scams to look out for include the grandparent scam ... If you think you may have fallen victim to fraud, report it to your bureau online at or over the phone at 512-445-2911. You can also file a complaint with the Texas Attorney ...
    05/25/2015 - 5:44 pm | View Link
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  • 5 common phone scams targeting seniors
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is urging the elderly to beware of phone scams. And many of these scams have gotten more sophisticated, with crooks using ...
    05/27/2015 - 6:50 am | View Website
  • FBI
    The following are some of the most common scams that the FBI investigates and tips to help prevent you from being victimized. Visit our White-Collar Crime and Cyber ...
    05/27/2015 - 1:35 am | View Website
  • Common Online Scams | OnGuard Online
    Tricks that con artists use to get people to send them money
    05/26/2015 - 9:03 pm | View Website
  • FBI — Seniors
    Fraud Target: Senior Citizens. Our Common Fraud Schemes webpage provides tips on how you can protect you and your family from fraud. Senior Citizens especially should ...
    05/26/2015 - 4:57 am | View Website
  • Protect yourself from common phone scams
    Protect yourself from common phone scams. View these tips to insure that you will not be victim of common phone scams.
    05/25/2015 - 11:56 pm | View Website
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